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Reverend Dhammaratana (left), Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and Lin Bu-yu (right) performing the groundbreaking.【Photograph by Lim Chin Tong】

On September 16, 2010, Kuala Lumpur Jing-Si Hall held its groundbreaking ceremony, witnessed by VIPs and some 3,500 people. After eight years of land searching and three years' wait for a building permit, this spiritual home for Tzu Chi volunteers is expected to be ready in 2013.

The Da Ai lounge is a good gathering spot for boarders. 【Photograph by Then Hon Keong】

Quah Khoon Keat, a teacher at Chung Hua Middle School, Port Dickson, wanted to create a proper space for its school boarders to study and reflect. For this reason, a Da Ai lounge was set up with simple but artistic decorations.

Led by the Master of Ceremony, the guests came forward one after another to offer a light.【Photograph by Ng Wai Pak】

Tzu Chi Sandakan held its Auspicious Seventh Lunar Month Blessing Ceremony on September 4, 2010, at the parking area fronting its Jing-Si Bookshop. Some 200 people attended the ceremony to learn the true meaning of 'Pudu' (Deliverance of Suffering).

Thanks to these senior volunteers who have made the activity a great success again.【Photograph by Yong Siew Lee】

On August 25, the mooncake production team gathered at the kitchen and excitedly declared, "Our mixed nuts mooncake is made of walnuts and almond nuts from US, cashew nuts from India, sesame and candied mandarin from China; and more importantly, our unity."

Close to 6,000 people joined the two sessions of Buddha's Day Ceremony held at Tzu Chi Melaka. 【Photograph by Lee Szee Lei】

Tzu Chi Melaka would like to extend its appreciation to the Honourable guests, Dharma Masters from various Buddhist organizations, Catholic sisters, and members of the general public, for their presence at the Buddha's Day Ceremony on May 9, 2010.

The 1,600 volunteers

Tzu Chi's Buddha's Day Ceremony held at Stadium Petaling Jaya on May 9, 2010, was attended by more than 10,000 people. The Ceremony began with 1,600 Tzu Chi volunteers performing the ritual while members of general public watched from their seats.

Volunteers chattered buses to ferry the public to Tzu Chi Melaka, the venue for the Great Love Performance Night.【Photograph by Tan Lian Hee】

Volunteer Li Xiu Feng actively promotes Da Ai TV because she knows that viewers will benefit from it. Wang Pao Lian has learnt to appreciate her husband after watching Da Ai. Parents, teachers and students of SJK Pay Fong (2) gave their full support...

The welcoming team receiving the guests of honour from Taiwan in the traditional Malay way.【Photograph by Chong Ho Teck】

From March 26 to April 6, 2010, eleven sessions of "Great Love Performance Night" and three sharing sessions will be held at various Tzu Chi Chapters in Peninsular and East Malaysia. Real-life characters and actresses of popular Da Ai drama series will be present to share their stories.

Bilingual volunteers help the English-speaking volunteers to understand the course by doing instant interpreting for them.【Photograph by Tan Pui Lee】

For Tzu Chi Kuching's first 2010 Jian-Xi Volunteers' Training Course, three speakers from its KL Office were invited to share their Tzu Chi's experiences with 130 volunteers from Sibu and Kuching.

A total of 23 people participated the training course. 【Photograph by  Gary Kong Yuen Foo】

The world today is tormented by frequent small and big scale disasters, and the root cause is mankind's deteriorating morality. Man has over-indulged in material enjoyment. Hence, the Ist Jian-Xi Volunteers' Training Course in English focused on "recruiting good hearts".